May 5, 2012 1:30am EDT
want to go to the united states so he can pursue his studies. over the course of the day, progress has been made to help him have the future that he wants, and we will be staying in touch with -- gwen: so who is chen quangcheng and how did he end up in the middle of a debate between two of the world's super powers? >> it was a whiplash week. we all thought this was solved, that he would stay in china in the middle of the week, but alas, by the end of the week he's going to come to the united states. let me backtrack a little bit, a lit bit more about chen. human rights activist, as you said, blind, so dramatic this week, because he escaped. he had been under house arrest for a couple of years. before that he was in prison. he was with his wife and young daughter in this house. in a rural province in china. and in the middle of the night he certainly used his blindness, because he is used to darkness and his guards weren't. he played sick for a few weeks, so they were not really looking after him that well. climbed over a wall, through a field, through a river, felt his way around.
May 12, 2012 2:00am PDT
republican senator falls. >> serving the people of indiana in the united states senate has been the greatest honor of my public life. gwen: is the tea party back? and the mysterious double agent who foiled al qaeda. what did we learn? >> i can tell you that we should never, ever let our guard down. gwen: covering the week, john dickerson of "slate" magazine and cbs news. major garrett of "national journal." susan davis of "usa today." and pierre thomas of abc news. >> award-winning reporting and analysis, covering history as it happens, live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week with gwen ifill." produced in association with "national journal." corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> we know why we're here. >> to chart a greener path in the air and in our factories. >> to find cleaner, more efficient ways to power flight. >> and harness o technology for new energy solutions. >> around the globe, the people of boeing are working together to build a better tomorrow. >> that's why we're here. >> align -- a line is a power this will thing. it connects
May 25, 2012 8:00pm EDT
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May 12, 2012 6:30pm EDT
explosives concealed in underwear, again. and to terrorize the united states. again. it didn't happen. and therein lies the tale. but one that may not be over. because of a man named ibrahim al asiri. pierre, who's that? >> he's the master bomb maker based in yemen. diabolical mind. chemist. in training. and the big issue this week that sources were telling me is that not only has the united states government got to kill this guy, and they're being pretty blunt and needs to be taken off the map, he did something in the past year that has people in washington extremely concerned. he trained a bunch of disciples. and what i mean by disciples, he trained other master bomb makers. with the thought that if he's taken off the battlefield, this -- this threat would continue. and so now you have the prospect of a bunch of bomb makers who have gone across the planet to parts unknown developing their own plots. gwen: so when you look at this, we only hear of double agents anymore on spy novels and movies. but when -- describe how this -- whoever this person was, who worked to expose this plot.